Vintage Farm House style decorating and repurposing on a dime, thrifty and delicious recipes , lots of crafting ,gardening and much more thrifty do's. Follow along without having to purchase expensive items to decorate your homes......why? Cause we are going to make it ourselves! So join me for some crafty fun.
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LOTS OF AUTUMN DECORATING GOING ON AT OUR HOUSE...
I just love autumn it is my very favorite season, if you were to ask my family they would say: oh that's just another reason for her to hang lights and decorate. Well they are right but they love it as much as I do.
All summer I saved corn husks from our bounty of corn. I dried them out and really was not sure what I was going do with them but now I'm just sprawling them about in my scape's. They look super festive and add that Wimsey touch and it's free. They can also be dyed if you like. A great way to dye dried corn husks is to soak them in either tea or coffee. I plan on doing that to some to make a garland with. So don't be hasty and flip out those corn husks ,you can use them for a number of crafty imaginative do's. The pumpkin was a thrift store find and the kitty is a Dollar Tree find. The autumn leaves were also purchased from the dollar store. They have a great assortment of Halloween decorations that with a little creativity you can deck your house out for very little money. That Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to get lost in. I have a 10$ rule or else I would be defeating the $ store shopaholic in me.
My vintage latern
Mirrored wooden piece
Speaking of getting lost I have hit the thrift stores today, It's my usual at least twice a week I need that "Fix". I just can't get enough of thrifting . I'm so glad that there are other individuals out the that feel the same .I was starting to think I may me really ill, heheheh. Anyway I had been looking for a lantern after seeing them on so many decorating blogs, finally there it was 6.99 at Goodwill. I was totally excited with that. lanterns are so versatile, they look good on tables, front porches, or any imaginative place. I decided to do mine up for Halloween. I got big plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc., etc. for this lantern. Even with just a candle in them they look great. Mine is an antique, I'm not sure what it was used for I thought maybe the railroad but I'll just have to research. I also found this mirrored piece with wood for just 1.99 at Goodwill. I don't know how I'll re purpose it yet but I have a few idea's. Tomorrow Natalie will be crafting and painting with me, You will hear me talk allot about her that's my Lil assistant (granddaughter) she's a Martha Stewart in the making.Here's a before shot and Thursday's we will reveal the piece after we apply some chalk paint. It has a rack type thing in front that I could hang a small quilt in. What would you do with this awesome piece?. I think it may have come off an antique bureau of some sort. Join me on Thursday to see what we have done with are most recent find.
As always happy thrifting! I'd love to hear what you have found thrifting.
Welcome brrrrrrr! its cold here in S. W. Florida and everywhere for that matter hope you are as warm as can be. This winter I wanted to go with a winters farm theme. I crafted a sign my imaginary WinterCrest Farm and all the farm items to go with it . I painted things I had been saving when I conjured up this idea months ago.
So my kids thought I was crazy saving the Mrs. Butterworths plastic bottles but I gave them a coat of black chalk paint and added the price seemed fitting because the farm sign says pure maple syrup.
White lights and a few baron branches to give the winter glow
This little ceramic piggy bank also got a lick of paint
I added my vintage wooden breadbox filled with raffia and some blue and white dishware
A simple rag garland
So this mantle display did not cost me any money just stuff I was saving and some paint and an old piece of wood !
Well I have been absent from the blogger world for some time , reason being I'm just too darn busy reading all the other wonderful blogs and their inspiration keeps me crafting and building and getting into all kinds of creative trouble....But I have created a very vintage looking backsplash for nearly nothing. I scanned through my mind repeatedly for a unique backsplash that would not break the bank yet it had to be smashing looking. Low and behold after a thorough first take my idea was "born".
All you need for this project is Aluminum foil, a stencil of your choice, white glue, paint for highlighting, water based sealant if you choose to.A Flat surface for working, a soft cloth and plenty of patience.
hhSo, what do you think? you like the look? Now lets get started. The process is as follows: Place your stencil on a flat surface place your piece of tin foil on top of the stencil, take your very soft cloth and gently rub the foil and you will get the imprint of the sten…
Hi there welcome! Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Lets talk Shiplap for a bit, I was thinking that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper was maybe just a tiny bit over doing it with her shiplap but let me tell you she has introduced a wonderful way to explode your home with vintage style and beauty her excitement is fully understood now.....thank you Joanna for introducing me anyway to such a smashing wall finish.
So this is something I wanted to try for a bit , I have a huge wall in the kitchen that I cant really remedy meaning everything I do there I really am not happy with until now that is........people all you need is a paintbrush measuring tool lots of masking tape, dark paint and light paint and you can achieve the "shiplap look". Lets take a look
ok so this is just a flat black painted wall and you do need a dark base color or if you prefer use a light base color and dark on top but the most important trick to all this is CONTRAST For this Faux shiplap application …